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Reversible Knitting Stitches – 2nd Edition of the E-book coming soon!
Anna & I have been busy designing and compiling new stitches for an updated version of our Reversible Knitting Stitches E-book due out in the Autumn.
As you may recall from a previous blogpost, we set ourselves the challenge to find 20 new stitches in 2020 but we got completely caught up in the idea and by the time we had finished we had added more than 50 new stitches!
You can read the full story of how we planned our research for the 2nd edition and see some examples of the new stitches in my latest blogpost here.
The book is currently going through editing and I will post updates here as they become available. However, we are on track to publish the new edition with 250 Reversible Knitting Stitches later this year.
We will send the new version to everyone who has already purchased either the E-book or a print-&-digital package as soon as it is available.
For more information about the book, then please click here.
New pattern – Trevarren Placemat Set
I have just uploaded a new pattern for a set of placemats! The Trevarren Placemat Set has been worked in a lovely dusky blue cotton using one of the new reversible stitches that we will be adding to the 2nd Edition of our E-Book this autumn.
The front of this stitch has a wonderfully strong, graphic design with a deep cellular pattern while the reverse side shows smooth undulating ribs with dotted purls set in a neat grid.
The set includes instructions for two sizes of placemats plus matching coasters. Details are also given for an extra-thick hot-pad and larger tablemat to protect your table from hot dishes.
Please click here for more details about this new pattern.
Faded Denim – a timeless colour for some new placemats
Denim fans have been delighted to see that "Faded Denim" is one of the key colours in Pantone's colour collection for this year and indeed we are seeing some wonderful denim shades in the yarn stores right now.
I have recently been knitting a new set of placemats in just this colour and I love the way they have come out.
This is the Trevarren Placemat Set and the set includes two sizes of placemats, plus coasters and extra-thick hot pads / tablemats to protect your table. The colour is just perfect and I am looking forward to using this set lots this summer.
To read the full blogpost, please click here.
Where we like to knit
If you click on the "About" tab of this website, you will see that I have a gallery of places where I like to knit, courtesy of my husband Tim's photos. Well, here's another one to add to that collection!
This was during our visit to Sweden last year and the photo shows Anna and I knitting together by Lake Mälaren in the gardens of Grönsöö Palace just to the west of Stockholm.
It was gloriously sunny and warm during our visit and it was so enjoyable to be with Anna and her husband.
Please click here to read more about this beautiful place.
KNITTING PATTERNS and E-BOOKS
Our innovative Book, Reversible Knitting Stitches, is now available as an E-Book or a Print and E-Book Package!
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All the knitting patterns can be downloaded instantly so you can start your knitting today! Click the button below to browse all the available designs.